Double Play
flute and tuba

"Highly imaginative, very satisfying, flat-out great entertainers…"

(602) 540-9694

Double Play flute and tuba has been active as a performing/touring ensemble since 1989. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan; this husband and wife team has performed in 45 US states, the District of Columbia and Mexico.

Performances feature music covering a span of 300 years (Baroque to Broadway); presenting as the "world's only full-time professional flute and tuba duo!".  Double Play has appeared in venues and for organizations as varied as the Arizona Diamondbacks, to a 1779 Town Hall in Mt Washington, Massachusetts.  Amy Ridings, flutist, and Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, create their own unique arrangements of many classical standards as well as presenting the occasional, actual flute and tuba composition!

Amy Ridings, flutist, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and a former member of Quintessence Chamber Ensemble and "Jeux a Deux" flute and harp duo. She has appeared with a wide variety of artists from the Bach Aria Group to Michael W. Smith and has recorded for the Summit label.

Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and is a former member of the Genesee and Southwest Brass Quintets.  He has performed with the Phoenix and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras.

Celebrating their 28th anniversary as Double Play flute and tuba; their current program offerings include: “Sounds of Spring” and “Musical Masterpieces” for general audiences to “European Cruise” and “Great Stories in Music” for libraries and schools.

Numbered among their recent performances given are the Hudson Historical Society (Ohio); Hillsdale United Methodist Church concert series and 20 Front Street, Lake Orion (Michigan). Their discography includes four recordings: Love and Life; Summer 2001; Impossible Dream; and Tunes for Two.

“…..the program showcased the musicians’ virtuosity over a wide range of musical categories:  march, classical, ragtime, ethnic, and show tunes.”

Green Hills News

(Ames, Iowa)

“…..informative, accomplished and humorous!”

Susan Hanson

(South Dakota Public Radio)

“….the performers and what they perform became a spectacle full of joyous pleasure both for them and for the audience…”

Reflections

(New Pond Village; Massachusetts)
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“You are such an incredible duo….your concert was so entertaining…..”

Donna

(Nardin Park United Methodist Church; Michigan)

“Double Play was absolutely superb—their ability, their coordination, their little talks and their choice of music—NO improvement possible.”

Community resident

(Masonicare at Ashlar Village; Connecticut)

“The in-depth knowledge you imparted to our band music students was invaluable.  The enthusiasm you generated to inspire our younger potential music students was exceptional.”

Arts for the Schools

(Tahoe Vista, California)
  • Oct. 12 Elizabethtown/Quarryville, PA

  • Oct. 18 E. Lansing, MI

  • Oct. 20 Birmingham, MI

  • Oct. 22 Commerce, MI

  • Oct. 23 Holland, MI

  • Oct. 24 Munster, IN; Arlington Hts, IL

  • Oct. 25 Elmhurst/Oak Park, IL

  • Oct. 26 Hoffman Estates/Batavia, IL

  • Oct. 30 Toledo, OH

  • Oct. 31 Midland/ Frankenmuth, MI

  • Nov. 2 Pittsburgh, PA

  • Nov. 3 Frederick/Owings Mills, MD

  • Nov. 4 Rockville,MD

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  • Nov. 5 Fredericksburg/Richmond,VA

  • Nov. 6 Daleville/Roanoke, VA

  • Nov. 7 Charleston/ Huntington, WV

  • Nov. 8-9 Cincinnati, OH

  • Nov. 14 Ann Arbor, MI

  • Nov. 17 Toledo/Sylvania, OH

  • Nov. 20 Kalamazoo, MI

  • Nov. 21 Jackson, MI

  • Nov. 23 Northville, MI

  • Nov. 29 Marion/Columbus, OH

  • Nov. 30 Youngstown, OH; Pittsburgh, PA

  • Dec. 5-11 Michigan

  • Dec. 13-14 Columbus, OH